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What do you think of Trump's first 100 Days?

Pretty Dismal--has accomplished very little
Not so bad--it's hard to work in Washington
Great progress--he's keeping his promises
I have a different way of looking at the matter

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1. Patricia Pomerleau CEOExpressSelect Member
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     (4/23/2017 12:55:40 PM)
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President Trump is nearing 100 days without much accomplishment by any historical measure. By way of explanation, he has pointed his Twitter finger at the media, at Democrats in Congress, at conservative House Republicans ó at pretty much everyone but himself. This week he said that, unlike his touting it during his campaign, that the "100 Days" was a "ridiculous standard."

However as the President is dissing this "ridiculous standard", he is pushing to get both the Affordable Health care act repealed and the Gov't funding bill passed next week. Yes, next week--the week where he reaches "100 days" . So is "100 days" an important measure or not?

So who is responsible for the "meh" first 100 days? According to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll, (see poll here: more than half of Americans think Trump hasn't accomplished much in his first 100 days (56 percent). Of those less-than-impressed Americans, almost half blame the president for getting so little done.

In all fairness, aside from Franklin Delano Roosevelt, whose first 100 days in office transformed the executive branch and began the slow process of bringing about an American recovery from the Great Depression, most modern presidents have not had their first hundred days turn out to be particularly noteworthy. The only one who comes close, Ronald Reagan, used his first 100 days to set up the revolutionary changes he planned on making to reduce the size of the federal government. But very few of those policies were officially passed during that period. Even Reagan didnít pass 15 landmark bills in his first 100 days, like FDR managed to do.

Most mainstream media are saying that Trump's 100 days are a failure compared to what he said he was going to accomplish. But does it even matter?

What do you think?

  • Is Trump's first 100 days a failure given his bragging about what he would accomplish during this time on the campaign trail?
  • Is it the fault of the congress that Trump has had few real accomplishments in his first 100 days?
  • Do you think the "100 days" measure is, as Trump is now saying, a "ridiculous measure"?
  • How successful to you think President Trump will be moving forward?

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2. Patricia Pomerleau CEOExpressSelect Member
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     (4/23/2017 1:41:05 PM)
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One sticking point for the Government Spending bill is "the big beautiful wall"

Congress isn't so keen on funding a wall that many say is useless in accomplishing control of immigrants. However, the presidents #1 promise

Not a SINGLE member of congress along the border (from both parties) support the President's "solution" of his wall.

The Hill: "No Congress members along Mexico border support funding Trump's wall"

So, will there be a showdown on Friday? Will congress say "screw you Mr. President" or will the president say "Screw you Congress" and shut down the government, or will the wall be funded?

3. D Robb
     (4/23/2017 2:18:29 PM)
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Patricia, the remarkable thing to me is how little Trumpís lack of accomplishment seems to matter. His base remains solidly behind him. Ninety-six percent of them still view Trump favorably.
Yes, he has the lowest approval rating of any modern President and that terrifies those GOP Pols facing reelection next year. What is causing such panick in the GOP is the reality that no Presidentís approval rating has been higher at the end of his first term than it was at the beginning.
The other reality is that what the GOP tried to accomplish with their repeal of Obama care has resulted in their taking a beating at Town Meetings from the Trump supporters who believed him when he said he would leave no one behind and would provide better health care at lower cost. Trumpís believers were outraged when the GOP voted to take away their health insurance.

4. Tams Bixby CEOExpressSelect Member
     (4/23/2017 4:22:34 PM)
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Quite simply his mouth is the hardest working part of him. Has produced several orders of magnitude more manure than the rest of the government combined.

5. Patricia Pomerleau CEOExpressSelect Member
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     (4/23/2017 5:02:50 PM)
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It will be interesting to see what happens next week in the countdown to the 100 days.

According to the Washington Post this afternoon,

Trump and his aides take hard line on border wall, as threat of government shutdown looms

Trump, insisting Mexico will pay Ďat a later date,í puts pressure on spending bill to fund wall

So, what will happen? Will Congress approve a $20B expenditure or will the government be shut down on the exact 100th day?

Inauspicious I would say.

6. Tams Bixby CEOExpressSelect Member
     (4/23/2017 5:26:35 PM)
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Don't know how it will turn out either but I certainly HOPE Congress calls his bluff ...

Send him a bill that keeps the government open but DOES NOT fund the wall.

And "Yes", I believe something has to be done to improve border security but a wall ain't it! A combination of a Fence (open enough for visibility), More and Improved Electronic Measures, More Personnel, and Consistent (and unwavering - i.e. NO exceptions) Enforcement of the Laws will do just fine.

Message edited by user at 4/23/2017 5:31:19 PM

7. John Norman CEOExpressSelect Member
     (4/23/2017 8:39:14 PM)
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Best 100 days ever in the history of this country. So much accomplished my head is spinning. Win win win. So much winning and chocolate cake.

Tremendous and great are the only words to describe this fabulous 100 days.

No more Muslims or Mexicans, blacks have been put in their place and don't get me started on the success against women. Obamacare gone, wall up, planned parenthood and North Korea on notice.

Unbelievable. Love my Trump family

8. Thomas C CEOExpressSelect Member
     (4/24/2017 6:56:15 AM)
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The could nominate HRC to the SC, cure cancer, and give everyone a three day weekend with paid, and the haters will still cry foul.....

No, he has not been "historically" worst, and your poll says the same thing, only 38% agree with that.

Ocare, Tax Code, Immigration, Frank-Todd, runaway regs, ISIS, Syria, North Korea, it's a mess! A total S--T Show!

And the market agrees with him! Even 8 years of interest rate manipulation couldn't produce those results. How about consumer confidence?

Eventually big piles of snow go away, and so will the snowflakes.

9. D Robb
     (4/24/2017 7:42:10 AM)
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No sour grapes. Trump has done it or failed to do it all on his own. He even tweeted that his tax plan will be rolled out Wednesday. The problem is his Treasury Secretary knows nothing. Another big win coming?

10. Robert Fahrbach CEOExpressSelect Member
     (4/24/2017 8:35:20 AM)
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The entire notion of "100 Days" is just another construct in the ongoing liturgy of those who thrive vicariously through the narrative.

Lol. Enjoy. Trump is firmly in control of the U.S. and the action has moved to France where the incredible emergence of Le Pen has become the front line in the war against globalists. For those who like point a finger at Putin (and the media telescreens that control them) Putin is the demon himself... with good reason: he has allegedly favored Trump... but he has definitely backed both Le Pen and Brexit... and the reason has always been relatively simple... Putin is a trying to glue the pieces of the old Soviet Union back together again. His primary tool is the fervor of Nationalism - and that is anathema to the neo-Colonialism of the new world order fostered by the Globalist.

And so, in a world turned in upon itself... Putin finds himself aligned with Conservatives all around the globe.

If there is any consolation for the looney left - for whom a Clinton victory would have signaled the last nail in the coffin for old world interests - it is this... Marine Le Pen draws a certain physical resemblance to a younger Hillary, but when she opens her upbeat, congenial, intelligent mouth... the similarity ends.
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